FREE FACTCITE TRIAL

FactCite is a fully searchable online information resource brought to you by The Lincoln Library Press. It includes the following resources databases listed below. All have audio read-along capabilities (icon in the upper left corner), can be added to Google classroom (icon in the upper right corner), and MLA 8 citations available (bottom of every entry).  To access your preview, go to http://www.factcite.com. Contact Mrs. Perisino or check the Media News bulletin board for login information.

 

-FactCite 123 (for primary grades)

-Biography for Beginners

-Sports Champions

-Shapers of Society

-U.S. and World Biography

-Mythology

-American History

-Science

-Essential Information

-Countries and Cultures

-Defining Moments in American History

Black History Month Focus: Coretta Scott King Book Awards

Teachers, we would like to highlight the Coretta Scott King Book Awards as a part of our month-long focus on Black History Month.

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards “are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.  The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood.” ~From the Coretta Scott King Book Awards page at The Round Table of the American Library Association

This year’s winner is March: Book Three, a first-hand account of the Civil Rights Movement through Representative John Lewis’ eyes. Using vivid language and dynamic visual storytelling, it details events from the Freedom Summer to the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

Visit Biography’s Profile of Mrs. King 

About Mrs. King at the King Center

Inspire your students using resources that celebrate music, artists and poets, and agents of change.

NEW TO OUR COLLECTION Hear award-winning author Ashley Bryan in his Meet-the-Author Book Reading on TeachingBooks.net. Ashley Bryan has written two books new to our collection this month, Freedom Over Me and Ashley Bryan’s Puppets (in our new STEAM collection).  Visit him at https://ashleybryancenter.org/

Spring Cleaning

 

 

 

 

Time to make some blog changes and clean up the Commons!  Please pardon the switch while we spring clean digitally and IRL.  Look for book give aways in the Commons.

Check Your Understanding at Check123

We are adding a link to a new resource- Check123- in Mackinvia in the Videos and Sounds file.  It is a cool free video encyclopedia website!  What’s cool about it:

  • You can view the videos on the site without logging in.
  • There is no advertising like YouTube.
  • Most of the videos are under 3 ½ minutes and have been curated by experts.
  • Educators can sign up for a free account and collect videos into Lessons to share out.

 

Go to Scholastic Go!

The Kincaid Learning Commons has a free 3-month subscription to Scholastic Go that you can use.  The address to the site is:

https://digital.scholastic.com/site/launch/schgo?ucn=600046717

Ask Mrs. Perisino in the commons or your child’s teacher for the login and password.

To learn more about this resource,

 

 

February Brings Celebrations of Black History

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February is Black History Month, a time when communities and schools give special attention to learning about the contributions and history of African Americans in the United States.  The 2018 theme is “African Americans in Times of War”  Check out these resources to learn more about this month-long celebration.

GET MACKINVIA ON YOUR DEVICE!

Download the FREE MackinVIA Reader App to access your collection on any of these devices.

     
iPad
iPhone
iPod Touch
Mac desktop
Android tablet
Android phone
Windows desktop
     
Kindle tablet Nook tablet Chromebook

To start enjoying eBooks, audiobooks and databases through the
MackinVIA Reader App, use your Backpack account.  If you are on your own device, go to Login and use your student ID as the login and password!  Stay tuned for what your Backpack can do for you!

GALILEO Password Changes

galileo kidsOn January 8, 2018, the GALILEO password will change and remain the same until the end of the school year.  Please see Mrs. Perisino or Miss Leslie for the new password or find it on the Lindsey Commons News Board.  Or just log into the Cobb Digital Library with your student ID # for easier access.

If you have never checked out GALILEOKids at http://www.galileo.usg.edu/kids, we recommend it for all Kincaid elementary students as a source for research and homework help!